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7 dead, 3 other injured as truck falls into ravine in Ifugao town

At least seven fatalities while three others injured after a truck fell into a ravine in the town of Aguinaldo, Ifugao on Wednesday, July 24.

The fatalities, who are residents of Barangay Majlong, Aguinaldo town, were identified as Wilma Chumatog, 18, senior high school graduate; Divina Chumatog Tambiag, 36, farmer; Ngittit Chog-ap, farmer; Josephine Uhuban, farmer; Rosita Paynohon, 68, farmer; and driver Joey Pacyod Tambiag.

Cordillera Information Office added that one passenger named as Vicente Nagchay Buyag-ao, 58, farmer, of Bunhian, Aguinaldo was declared dead at Potia District Hospital. Meanwhile, authorities identified the injured as Artisto Nahegpan Paynohon, 39; Kimberly Joy Chumatog Tambiag, 7, elementary pupil; and Gernando Bahiwag.

Initial reports showed that the Elf truck (WGU-945) carrying nine passengers was bound for Alfonso Lista town from Aguinaldo when Tambiag lost his breaks. The vehicle then fell and turned below the 10-meter meter deep ravine at Sitio Montanop, Barangay Chalalo, Aguinaldo, Ifugao.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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